The Owner

Bob Morus founded and serves as President and Director of Winegrowing for Phelps Creek Vineyards. He moved to Hood River in 1989 with the expressed goal of raising wine grapes and kids. Today, the estate vineyards consist of 30 acres.

When not tending the vines or overseeing all production aspects, Bob commands a Boeing 777 in international operations for a major airline. 

Contact Bob at robert@phelpscreekvineyards.com


 

The Winemaker

Alexandrine Roy joins us from Burgundy, France as Director of Winemaking. The fourth generation vigneron  continually amazes our team with techniques steeped in tradition.

Originally tagged to produce a special cuvee from our estate Pinot Noir, her role has expanded to contributions on all aspects of PCV crush.

Read her feature in the Oregon Wine Press!


The Cellar/Vineyard Manager

Irineo Magana has been our Manager of Vineyard Operations for over 20 years.

The quality in the bottle begins with hours of hard work in the field. Irineo's commitment to quality grape production grows from personal pride in witnessing vineyards developing from cuttings to wines.

He coordinates the efforts of three brothers and numerous other workers in the field and winery.


the enologist

A graduate of UC Davis's Wine program in its early years, Bill Swain moved his family to the Columbia Gorge over 30 years ago, seeking the perfect place to start his own winery. He and Bob "kicked the dirt" on Phelps Creek's estate vineyard before the land was purchased.

His vast winemaking experience flows through positions crafting wine in California, Oregon,Venezuela, Virginia and Washington. Bill returns to the Gorge in a duel role as our resident Enologist and Grampa to his growing clan.

 


Regional Sales Manager

Jon Wadman handles Regional Sales, which includes wholesale distribution within the Northwest and local Gorge sales.

Jon returns to our team after his international experience of teaching in the Middle East for six months. Many of our wine club members might recognize him from time as a Tasting Room sales associate in Summer '12.

For wholesale accounts, restaurant pourings, or new sales inquiries, please contact Jon at: 

sales@phelpscreekvineyards.com or phone: 503.799.5740


Tasting Room Associate

Brian Robb began his working relationship with Phelps Creek when he first captured our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay blocks on camera for the Tasting Room.  There we began to lure him into the world of wine!

Talk to him about his experience shooting numerous World Skiing Racing Championships and the Olympic Winter Games. He's traveled the world producing captivating images!
Brian can be reached at: brian@phelpscreekvineyards.com


ASSOCIATE WINEMAKER

After graduating from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, Bethany Kimmel  moved west to Jackson Hole where she discovered wine.

While working in a small shop on Broadway, she experienced a three-year long epiphany moment that culminated in a final “ah-ha!” with her move to Oregon’s Willamette Valley in 2011.  Since then, she has worked at Soter Vineyards, Kosta Browne, Hunter’s Wines and Chapter 24.

Excited to work with premium Pinot Noir as part of the Phelps Creek winemaking team, Bethany will be sharing her knowledge and passion by managing our Tour programs.

For tour inquiries, please contact Bethany at: bethany@phelpscreekvineyards.com

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Wine Club Manager

Joining us as a transplant from SE Iowa, Weston Cox spent a decade in the coffee industry before coming to Phelps Creek Vineyards. 

Skilled in customer service, social media, and office technology, he is our Wine Club Manager, as well as heading up our e-Commerce and social media efforts. 

For wine club communication or social media contacts, reach out to Weston at weston@phelpscreekvineyards.com

 


For all  general business, invoice and billing inquiries, please contact Lynette at books@phelpscreekvineyards.com.


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